For over 25 years Michael Knoerzer has concentrated his practice on the litigation and arbitration of disputes of interest to insurers and reinsurers, as well as providing advice to insurers and reinsurers in non-contentious matters. He has been recognised by Who's Who Legal, 2013 edition, as "definitely one to have on your side during a complex dispute." Michael has been described in Chambers & Partners, 2009 edition, as "one of the most talented lawyers in the reinsurance arena" and in Chambers & Partners, 2008 edition, as "remarkably strong in all kinds of insurance claim defense work. He has an excellent reputation and an understated approach that gets outstanding results." He counts among his clients some of the largest and most prestigious insurers and reinsurers.
Michael has successfully first-chaired numerous especially complex and high-dollar value matters, particularly involving Bermuda Form coverage disputes, reinsurance claims, insurance-related corporate transactions, life and health insurance and reinsurance programmes, credit risk disputes and insurance insolvency matters. He is a veteran of several centi-million and a number of billion-dollar disputes.
Michael is the managing partner at the New York office of Clyde & Co and is a member of the firm's US management board. He is a frequent speaker and author on issues pertaining to insurance and reinsurance.
This biography is an extract from The International Who's Who of Insurance & Reinsurance Lawyers which can be purchased from our Shop.
It is not possible to buy entry into any Who's Who Legal publication
Nominees have been selected based upon comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide. Only specialists who have met independent international research criteria are listed.